LEADING environmental services company Maydencroft has been awarded an eight-year contract with Thames Water, the UK’s largest water and waste water services company, to deliver planned and reactive arboriculture work across its 4,000 sites. The contract, controlled from Maydencroft’s Windsor office, is being led by project manager Chris Fitzgerald.

He said: “We have years of experience within the water industry delivering works like this with an experienced team of contract managers, consultants and operatives.

“These include arb consultants, ecologists, INNS specialists, landscape managers, architects, forestry consultants, nine full-time arborists and a dedicated surveyor, with myself as project manager.

“We’ll be supported by wider teams of consultants and operatives. Maydencroft has invaluable transferable knowledge so we have the processes in place to hit the ground running with three dedicated teams.”

Once a tree has been surveyed, the data will be uploaded onto Maydencroft’s tree management software and downloaded to the relevant team.

Maydencroft is a reactive arboriculture contractor, so when a tree falls, sheds branches or poses an immediate risk, the company will make the area safe again.

Chris said: “We’ll be working closely with Thames Water on its tree-planting strategy, helping to meet its commitment – along with 11 other water companies – to plant 11 million trees by 2030.”

Tom Williams, managing director of Maydencroft, is a passionate supporter of apprenticeships for young people in the field of environmental services.

He said: “I’m hoping this contract win will open up new opportunities for youngsters interested in taking up apprenticeship schemes in our field via block release study at colleges of further education.”

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